What's New

Aug 29

We’d like to take a moment to share with you our fundraising campaign results for our trainings this year!  With your support, we are happy to announce that we raised $8,700!  Our heartfelt thanks to each of our fundraisers for their help and to everyone who donated!

Jun 27


June 27, 2013

Contact: Pang Houa M. Toy, panghoua@searac.org; (202) 601-2969

SEARAC and 1Love Movement on the Passage of the Senate Immigration Bill

Washington, DC – Immigration reform moved another step forward today, as the Senate passed its comprehensive immigration reform bill, S. 744. While we at the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) and 1Love Movement stand strong with our friends and allies fighting for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented families, we lament the many financial and administrative barriers that will keep millions of people in the shadows.

Jun 12

Today, SEARAC released its policy brief, “Moving Beyond the ‘Asian’ Check Box” which aims to demonstrate national demand for data disaggregation in order to make visible and address the academic achievement gaps that exist within Asian American/Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. The policy brief analyzes comments that were collected in response to a Request for Information (RFI) issued by the U.S. Department of Education in July of 2012. The RFI sought to gather and share information about practices and policies regarding existing education data systems that disaggregate data on sub-groups within the AANHPI student population.

Jun 5

Today, SEARAC is launching our 2013 campaign to fundraise for our trainings: LAT in Sacramento, CA and TEAM Summit in Washington, DC. Our goal is to raise $12,000 this year. This fundraising campaign is also a competition, in which the person who raises the most money for SEARAC by 11:59 pm PDT on July 21, 2013 wins either a Southwest Airlines voucher or an iPad mini! So, you can either help by donating to one of the fundraising pages that have already been created or you can enter to win the competition for yourself! Click here for all the information you'll need to enter or support our 2013 fundraising campaign. Thank you for your support!

May 17

CA, MN, and RI folks: If you didn’t have time to call Senator Feinstein, Senators Franken and Klobuchar, and Senator Whitehouse yet, it’s not too late! The Senate Judiciary Committee pushed back review of these amendments until Monday, May 20th!

May 15

We need YOU to call Senator Klobuchar and Senator Franken (MN), Senator Feinstein (CA), and Senator Whitehouse (RI) TODAY or TOMORROW MORNING (5-15 or 5-16) to tell them to stop amendments to the Immigration Reform bill that would result in greater policing and criminalization of immigrant and refugee communities and tear more families apart through detention and deportation.

Apr 11

Washington, DC – Today, twenty organizations representing immigrant and refugee communities from Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Bhutan, and Burma called on Congress to pass immigration reform that unites families and addresses the root causes of inequity and disparity impacting immigrant communities in the United States. The organizations released a collective statement of principles and legislative stances as a roadmap for Congress to address deportation and other issues important to the Southeast Asian American community.

Mar 22

Two critical pillars of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are the expansion of Medicaid eligibility and the creation of the health insurance exchanges. Over the past two years, SEARAC's Ensuring Our Healthy Futures project has involved CBOs in California, Louisiana, Minnesota and Pennsylvania to track the implementation of health care reform. Since each state is moving at a different pace with implementation, SEARAC created the scorecards below to track each state's progress. We hope you join with us in advocating for health equity and health care implementation! Read the letters on our ACA 3 Year anniversary page, then click here to SIGN our Letters to the Governors of these four states!

Mar 12

The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) is excited to announce two major trainings for seasoned and emerging leaders from Southeast Asian American communities and their allies: Leadership & Advocacy Training (LAT) and Targeted Education, Advocacy, & Meetings (TEAM) Summit. The deadline to apply for both trainings is April 28th!

Mar 1

Today marks the deadline for the Department of Treasury's requirement to send out federal payments electronically. Moving forward, all federal benefit payments such as Social Security or Supplemental Security Income, will either be directly deposited into bank or checking accounts, or payments will be made through Direct Express, an electronic prepaid debit card.